Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This seminar series aims to support the apprenticeship of Sociology, Anthropology and International Development students into social science research in four primary ways. First, it provides a clearer sense of how sociological and anthropological research is connected with broader fields of knowledge and discussion, including understandings of disciplinary boundaries, bodies of published work and the negotiation of ethical standards. Second, it presents opportunities to learn how currently active research academics pursue their own research programs and undertake the application of theoretical and methodological approaches to social and cultural issues. Third, it provides a sense of the diversity within the disciplines as well as between the disciplines. Fourth, it provides exercises aimed at developing your writing and critical thinking skills.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one AHA or AHID or AHSS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for Anthropology students and students undertaking joint Honours degrees that include Anthropology

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Smith

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word assignment20
one 6,000-word essay80